Manual of Child Neurology: Problem Based Approach to Common Disorders

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Since the last century, remarkable advances at both the basic and clinical levels have considerably improved our ability to evaluate and treat children with neurological disorders. Many cases seen by ...
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Unsteady Gait

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Mohammed M. S. Jan


Unsteady gait and ataxia are relatively common neurological presentation of a variety of acute and chronic disorders. Accurate assessment includes detailed history, examination, and then formulation of a differential diagnosis list to guide laboratory investigations. In this chapter, a clinical approach to the unsteady child is presented with discussion of diagnostic considerations, approach to investigation, treatment, and prognosis.


Unsteady, Ataxia, Gait, Paralysis, Weakness, Motor, Sensory, Neuropathy, Myopathy, Cerebellar, Physiotherapy.


Professor & Consultant of Pediatric Neurology Department of Pediatrics Faculty of Medicine King Abdulaziz University Jeddah Kingdom of Saudi Arabia